Horses can be brought to our equine clinic at Newton Farm in Sturminster Marshall on an outpatient basis. There are a range of facilities available to assist with diagnostic investigations or surgical procedures. These include:
Examination stocks are excellent for restraining horses whilst being examined. Manual rectal and internal ultrasound scans can be performed more safely. For example mares having an internal ultrasound scan prior to being inseminated artificially are less likely to require sedation. Many surgical procedures can now be performed on a sedated patient in stocks.
A clean, well lit rubber matted area is invaluable for performing procedures such as joint injections or ultrasound scans.
Two stables are available for patients recovering from surgery or sedation.
A padded room is used to safely induce an anaesthetic prior to surgery and aid a safe recovery afterwards.